Market Architecture: It’s the How, Not the What

Many of us find certain kinds of speech repugnant or objectionable. For example, burning the U.S. flag as a protest or otherwise desecrating a venerated object rubs many of us the wrong way. Some publicly express sympathies with racist, sexist, and other unpopular beliefs. Some people make video games that are exceedingly violent and brutal. Nevertheless, despite our objections and our soften shared feelings of repugnance, the Supreme Court has interpreted the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to protect the expression of this kind of political and expressive speech. In this sense, Americans have “speech without limits” when it comes to this category of speech.